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3od Iiver Slacier.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1804.
Hugh Gourlay, recently editor of the
Goldendale Sentinel, has purchased
the plant of the Wasco County Sun
and will start a republican paper at
Vol. II., No. . 1, of the : Wtbfoot
.Planter has been received. ' It is a ' si x-teen-page
monthly, devoted to fanners,
jjanleners and fruitgrowers; published
in Portland at 50 cents a year.
A new paper at Goldendale, - the1
Klickitat County Agriculturist, has
been received. The paper starts with
a good showing of advertising patron
age, is full of local news, and is ably
edited by W. J. Story.: ' J V
The republican majority in Vermont,
'Tuesday, came up to its old-time mark,
-.80,000. ' In' Arkansas the' democrats
increased their majority and carried
.all but five counties, which gave major
ities for the populists.
Governor Pen u oyer has appointed
Frank V. Drake of Portland,' judge-advocate-general;
Charles H. Hyde of
Baker City, chief-of-ordnance, and Mr.
Dalrymple of Eugeue, commissary-gen
eral of the Oregon Nat ional Guard. One
is a democrat, one a republican and one
a populist. ... . ... i
The Dalles papers took advantage of
labor day Monday to not issue and give
the overworked laborers on their ed
itorial staffs a much-needed rest. Their
patient and long-suffering renders were
also given a rest, which was no doubt
fully appreciated. As a pointer we will
suggest that too many holidays might
Jet subscribers know', they -could do
without them altogether. . : . :
Near Memphis; Tenn., 'August 31st,
a mob shot and killed ' six iieirroes.
They were accused of barn i burning,
and at the time the lynchers came upon
them were in a wagon, handcuffed and
in charge of a detective. ? The detective
and white man who drove the wagon
are under arrest and "efforts are being
made to bring to justice the 'perpetra
tors of this horrible crime. ' . , .'''- '
Forest fires have been raging in the
Numbering districts of Minnesota, Wis
consin and Michigan during the past
week. Whole towns have burned up
.and the loss of life is fearful. Dead
bodies so far recovered number :450.
The towns of Hinckley, Sandstone,
Miller, Curtis, rushing and Mission
Creek, In Minnesota, were completly
wiped out. It was the most disastrous
-M M florrro tmn In Amaplnun Kturnni. ' J
' 'The. reservoir at, the head of Pine
creek,' Baker .coun'ty,,'was opened on
Saturday. This reservoir was built in
1889 by the Nelson Placer Mining 'Co.
It is high up in the; mountains, being
'7500 feet above the sea. level, and is a
natural level place containing 75 acres
with a dam 20 feet high. ' They catch
the melting snow' in the spring, and
when the water gets low iu the sum
mer, open ( it,' which gives' them
plenty of water. . ' ' 1
From Oregon City cornea the, cheer
ing word that the resumption of work
at the woolen mill places all the factor
its in operation. Two hundred hands
are employed in the woolen mill; the
paper and pulp mills hava 250 men,
and 150 are working on the new elec
tric plant;, the latter two run night
and day. Two new mercantile estab
lishments will begin business there Sep
tember 1. There are evidences that the
turning point in the business depres
lon has passed.' ' ;
THE LOB ; WI1ITE , QUAIL.
This bird was introduced into Hood
River valley by Mr. S. B. Crockett in
J878. ,, They flourished here; for a few
years and then disappeared. It is not
known whether they fell a prey to pot1
hunters or less ' destructive animals.
Two years ago the Rod and Gun club
Imported several broods of this quail
and they were cared for during the
winter by E. D. Calkins and M. Pealer
and given their liberty in the spring.
One covey has been hovering about the
places of E. Locke and Con Repp, while
the other found its way out on The
Dallas road. Both bands are diminish
ing. It is to be hoped that hunters are
not the cause of . their disappearing.
The large gray squirrels that a few
TPHrw Men vtm tn apn lnrlnir ol .... it
ml D ' - w " O v
on our oaks are also fast disappearing.
These squirrels do. no damage to crops,
are beautiful creatures, and something
.should be done to protect them.',
The Better Times Coming..,
.(From the St, Louis' Globe-Democrat Rep.)
- The republican papers which are pre
dicting that the tariff, bill soon' to be
come a law will extend : the existing
financial troubles and create same new
ones are committing a serious blunder..
It is a blunder because the things
prophesied have no chance to come to
a pass, and the prophets are well aware
of this.,! An Improvement in business
marked enough to be seen' by every
body who wants to see, has taken place
since the bill was sent to the president.
The changes in duties, on the whole,
are not radical enough to affect indus
tries injuriously. ; ; , ;
Two or three months, hence the im
provement in business will be so
marked and so presistent that the
croakers of today, will be confounded
and humiliated. Partisan capital cart
not be made out of (he gloomy vaticin
ations which emanate from' certain re
publican journals and. statesmen at
this time, .'lhe democratic party will
be beaten in the congressional elections,'
and ought to be, but it will be helped
rather than hurt by the prognostica
tions which in a few months will prove
to be false. - ".
Cheaper Clotiies and Higher Wool.
..Free wool will make cheaper clothes,
benefiting all the people, and will in
crease the price of domestic wool, bene
fiting the farmer. ..-This may seem to
be paradoxical; it is not. -'
, Under our old-time l'ree-wool policy
flocks increased in numbers' and the
price of wool was maintained because
there was a demand for wool. Foreign
wools were needed for admixture with
our own wools in this country,: and
when their importation is diuiinshed
by a tariff duty the demand for Amer
icah wools necessarily falls off. Under
high protection on wools flocks of sheep
have diminished and prices for wool
have gone. down. Already the price of
domestic-wool has increased iir this
country since the passage of the senate
bill. A month ago ' American -wools
sold in New York and Boston for from
19 to 34 cents a ' pound, according to
quality. Since then the demand has
increased, and the price now ranges
from 22 to 87 cen ts. ' ' ; ' ' , , ',.','
: Clothes will be cheaper because " the
tax on imported cloth and clothing has
been reduced. As wool isfree,"the old
compensatory duty Is abolished. Under
the Mcltinley law the rate of duty on
cheap woollen cloth was from 150 tol63
per cent., and on dearer cloth from 89
to 99 per cent. Under the new , bill it
will be from 35 to 50 percent. The
duty on knit goods was from 82 ' to 160
percent. , It will now be from' 35 to 50
per cent.. The tax on blankets was
from 80 to 104 per cent, i It will range
from 25 to 40.;' ' On flannels the rate
was from 85 to 104, It will be from ,25
to 5Q. Women's dress goods paid from
87 to 109, cloaks 81 percent, and ready-
made clothing 80 per cent. ' All these
will pay '50 per cent. Carpets paid
from 61 to 83 per cent.- They, will pay
from 30 to 42 j. : t , . :
AVe have'' been considering -woolen
cloth worthy of. the ' name. . Cheap
woollen clothes are not unknown in
this country, but cheap all-wool cloths
are not made here. . 'As the manufac
turers could not buy the foreigu wools
needed for making cheap cloth, , they
were obliged to tvsort to shoddy, and
other substitutes for Wool. ' The conse
quence is, as statistics show, that the
average American, woollen cloth is
about half shoddy. Moreover, , the
shoddy business has grown, as the
business of raising wool has decreased
under the high protective taritf system.
Americans who have wanted good and
durable clothes have been obliged to
buy imported cloth and pay; the tax.
There is no reason why .honest, cheap
woollens' may' not, be made -,iu . this
country with free wool. '
. Jn 1893 our woollen-goods and carpet
manufactories paid a lax of ,$8,147,220
on their raw material. ; This will be
saved to them and the consumer here
after. ' In. the same year the consumers
of woollen goods and carpets paid a tax
of 136,451,551. Certainly ooe-iiaifof this
will be saved under the uew law.-r-N.Y
World. ; . .; :' ,
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i ' - ' New School Books. ' ' !'
All the school patrons of the state
are to be bled again) at the behest of
the school-book trust and the ring of
ficials who are its allies. ' Right in or
at the tail-end of these hard times,
when many parents are barely able to
feed and clothe their children, they are
compelled to put tens , of thousands of
dollars into the pockets of the . school
book monopoly : and , its official and
commercial agents in Oregon. '
Under the new law, passed a year
ago last winter, of which Senator, now
Collector, Blackinan was the putative
author, the old books must be thrown
aside, dealers all over the state must
stock Up again, parents must in many
instances scrimp and almost starve to
get new books, and when they are ob
tained they in all . probability .will be
nq better, if not-worse, than those now
in use.. .That the school-book makers'
lobbyists were the. real authors of the
law there is, to put it in the mildest
form,, broad grounds for suspicion. Ev
ery father and mother who buys a new
school book can have the consolation
that he, or she is being swindled. Weir
.-' .' The Klickitat Railroad.
., In speaking of the Vancouver and
North Yakima railroad, which it is ex
pected will be constructed to its termi
nus in East Washington this summer,
Col. E..B; Wise of Goldendale says:'
'This line will open up a great tim
ber belt, in addition to the valuable
coal fields. ; He further says that if this
Line should not be carried to comple
tion, a line could, be built , from it,, on
the Columbia, river, direct in a north
eastern direction up the Big Klickitat
to a low pass over to North Yakima.
A biiort branch could be run north into
the coal fields and one south to Golden-
dale. He also believes that an . amica
ble arrangement could be made with
the new management of, the Oregon
Railway and Navigation, for the transr
fcr to Mosier and the running of trains
into Portland from that point.. Should
a satisfactory arrangement not be made,
the locks will be open next year, and a
connecting boat could be run from Lyle
right into Portland. The colonel is
quit9 sanguine that Klickitat 'valley
will be tapped by this route some day."
What it Means. - '
. New York World.
For many months men wise in tariff
knowledge have been telling in volum
inous, technical language and with
circumstantial detail as to ad valoruni
and specific duties, what might be ex
pected when the new tariff bill went
into effect. There are many plain peo
ple who have followed these discussions
only in . the most general way, and the
changes have confused them. ... '"
Now that this bill is a law, a thing
with power, these plain people, want to
"know what effect it will have upon
them.' They want to learn what bear
ing It will have upon their ' daily life,
upon the things they eat, the things
they wear, the things they hope to
own. They want to have a general
idea, which can best be gained by pre
senting specifically the difference in
the cost of articles which are bought
every day. ' . .
' The advance of a quarter a cent a
pound in the price of sugar is one that
strikes home. Frank Merrall, of Acker
Merrall & Condit, said yesterday that
there would in all probability be a still'
further advance. " ' : . "
; "What will be the probable advance
in sugar as the result of. the new law?','
he was asked. .... ,.'.: ,
"Ask the sugar trust," was thapdinl
ed reply. "I would not dare venture
an estimate." V- .w.; i .'','.
, The sugar trust has advanced the
price of sugar twice within two weeks, '
making the total advance one cept a
pound. . But the retailers have not fol
lowed closely in the wake of the trust.,,
They have advanced the price only
one-half, a cent, for the reason that the
dealers know their customers will not
stand the whole advance at once.' ; But
the grocers must raise the price of sugar.
in keeping with the trust's price, al
though it is done more slowly; c': - - i
; Under the McKinley bill raw sugar
was free. The new act places a duty of
40 per cent.' ad valorem upon, it, and
adds to that one-eighth of 1 per cent
for refined, sugars. ,. This, makes the
trust absolute master of the sugar mar
ket, and the plain people will haye, 'to'
pay tribute to it. '' ' r -;
! There are , other instances where, the
plain people are directly and immedi
ately aflected by the new tariff bill, but
those provisions in it which are regard
ed as the greatest, strides in . the direc
tion of tariff reform : will not be felt for
months to come. ' ; ,' J ' ,; '
;The grocery staples are little affected.
The advance in sugar has been noted.
The result of the removal of the duty
upon salt is problemeticaL ', Grocers say
that salt is now so cheap that it is
doubtful if a sufficient quantity will be
Imported under the new bill to make
an appreciable change in the price to
the consumer, : ;. : ; 7 J, , , , ?
There will be a marked decrease in
the price of fancy groceries. "'Exactly
what it will bo cannot ,be determined
just yet, for there are scores of ku6tty
points to be decided by the customs of
ficials, and until these decisions are
made there will be no change., ' .But in
those things in which there can be no
dispute, prices -were changed immedi
ately by the bill becoming a law.
i As to the matter of clothing, it is dif
ficult to determine the exact benefit
which shall result from this law. The
greatest benefit will hot be immediate,
for it has to do with free wool, the part
of the new act which does not become
operative until January lst. Perhaps;
the best exposition of the effect of the
new tariff upon , the clothing trade; is
contained in a statement made by E.H.'
Van Ingen & Co., who, are among the
largest importers in this country -. They
say: .. j,,. .. V ' y'
. ' 4'The new tariff law reads as follows:
'The reduction of the rates of - duty
herein provided for manufactures of
wbol shall take effect January J, ,1895 J
Consequently the prices of woolen goods
will not be affected during this present
autumn season.' .' V' . ' ,' J
., "Under the old law,, which will re
main in force until next January,, the
duty is' 50 per cent ad valorem and 44
cents a pound weight."" ,-lJnder tlenew
law the duty will be 50 percent, ad ya
valorem. The reduction of duty will
therefore be 44 cents per pound weight.
'' "The average weight of double-width
spring woolens for. men's wear is,il6
ounces, and the reduced cost will be 44
cents.' The average weight of . double
width fall woollens for, men's weal" is
24 ounces," and the reduced cost will be
06 cents.. - W - r-" w . :- ;. -;v.
fin a general 'way,' therefore, after
January 1st, our double-width foreign
spring goods of about 16 ounces weight
will be sold at say 50 cents a yard less
than now,' and double-width foreign
fall goods of about 24 ounces weigh t at
75cents a. yard less. : Lighter weight
goods . will have less reduction and
heavier weights will have more. '('
' American goods, having been already
somewhat reduced in the -last spring
and the present fall seasons, will there
fore not generally be subject to as much
reduction as the foreign goods. "
. 'Foreign wool will be admitted free
immediately, but it' will take several
months to produce goods from ' such
wool, and therefore there can be no re
duction' in foreign or domestic goods
during the coming season." , : . . ; . '
: Mr. Chambers, of Rogers, Peet& Co,
explained that it required three and a
quarter yards of cloth to make a suit of
clothes. Therefore the new act makes
a saving of from $1.50 to $2.25 on each ,
suit of clothes.' Mr. " Chambers ; said !
that he did not think that domestic
goods would be ever cheaper than they
are at present, wool having reached the
lowest price ever known. He is in
clined to think that the cheaper grades
of goods will cost more a year from now
than they do at present. . ;. ;
Lhe custom tailors say that the new
act will make little difference with
tliem. The fashionable ones don't reg
ulate their prices by duties. The Cheap
er ones may make reductions in keep
ing with, tne lower- tarirt on ioreign
cloths. '. i . ' 1 '. t
In that great . department of dry
goods which takes iu so much there
will be many changes. For weeks men
have been working night and day to
arrive at comparisons of prices under
the old and new laws.! It is difficult to
make tnese comparisons because of the
many classifications made, in the Mc
Kinley law.' Of course the, greater
changes will be made in tne woolen
goods. The weights were taxed, as has
been seen, and the same reduction
which is shown in men's woolens may
be taken, generally, cs indicating the
reduction in women's dress goods. In
silks there will be little change so far
as the consumer is concerned. , Mad
ame's silk gown will cost just about
what it did before, but the lace upon it
win cost one-nrth less.
Woolen underwear is made much
cheaper by the removal of the duty on
weight, 49 cents on each pound in ad
dition to an ad valorem reduction. .But,
its has been said, this reduction in
woolens does not go into effect until
January 1st, and the importers and
merchants are devoting themselves to
the articles which are immediately af-
tected. "', - "' ''," - -
L R. and 11 CO.
E. McNEILL, Receiver.
to 'the . . ;
Gives the choice of .',
j TWO TRANSCONTINENTAL
KjP "CT T e' j3
' Via ' . ''"; .' , Via '.V.'''.'
SPOKANE, i :s DENVER,
AND . '.-'" . ' is. AND' '- '
ST. PAUL. Kansas City.
Low Rates to All East
EAST BOUND FROM HOOD RIVER
Vn. 23. Freieht leaves at 11.45. A. M
1 )'No. 2. Mall .t " , M).0 P. M
f- WEST BOUND FROM HOOD RIVER. '
No 27 , Local, leaves at
1-8. 15 P. M
, 4:42 A. M
No. 1,. Mail
C CEAN STEAMERS
Leave Portland every live days tor ,
For full details call on O. R. A N. Agent,
Hood River, or address ;
. ...... W. H. HURLBURT, '
. : ,. Gen'l Pass. Agent, '
GEO. P. CROWELL,
Successor to E. Ii. Smith Oldest Established
House inthe valley. :
.'!,''. v.- '"'-' DEALER IN .
Dry Goods," Clothing",
?':,.:,.' . AND . . . -j :'; ::
; General Merchandise,
.'; Flour and Feed. Etc.. ; ' ';.'.'.
HOOD RIVER, - -OREGON.
t ' - . . ,-, ... .... ... ....
. - HI. Tl-mimorly. a vrnll-known liiiRtriess man 1
of llillsboro, Va S"n.Is tliii ti'stlnmny to
" the merits of Ayer's Snrsaparllla: "Several
; j ems aco, I Hurt my lp. the injury leaving
a sore which led to rryslpeliis. ly sufferings
were extreme, my leg, from the knee to the
ankle, being a solid sore, which began to ex- .
' teml to other parts of the hody. After trying
various remedies, I began taking Ayer'
Sarsiiparilla, and, iR'foie I had linlsliect the
first bottle, I experienced great relief; the
second bottle effected a complete cure." . .
Prepared by Dr. J. O. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mum.
Cures others, will cure you
Mi; y sleep I
: CLEAR '; 1 i LONG I -SKII
" Mk I LIFE I
I j HAS CONSTANTLY ON HAND THE
Choicest Meats, Ham, ' : ; ; '7
;- 'Bacon, lard, Game,
Poultry, Also Dealers in
VEGETABLES AND FRUITS.
Corner of Oak and Fourth Streets, - - Hood River, Oregon.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
: HTTE DECIDED'
That thirty days la as long as we can credii goods, and would respectfully
1 ..." .' . request our patrons to govern themselves accordingly.
Directions for llixins: the Acme Comrjoimrl.
' Weigh out ten pounds of the Compound and put it in a barrel or large ket
tle; then pour on five gallons of boiling water gradually, until the mixture is of
the consistency of soft soap stirring it all the time. After it is thoroughly
dissolved add the balance of the water (forty-five gallons), hot or cold hot pre
ferred. Do not boil the mixture. It is then ready to apply. 8 Re sure and
have your kettles or barrel clean (also your spraying tankj and Iree from other
mixtures, in order to avoid clogging your spraying nozzles.' Do not spray when
the trees are moist. For Cod I in Moth use No. 2, and spray immediately after
the blossoms drop, then again four weeks after, which will destroy all other in
sects that mav annear. Annlv bv means of a snrav iimrin or a rloi-;t'a uvrinr
- - . - - ml
Coralitos, Cal., March 20, 1894. Watson, Erwin & Co.: I used one hundred
pounds of your Acme No. 1, and it had the desired effect: it not only gets away
with the insect but it. cleans lip the tree and leaves it in a healty condition. I
will guarantee it will do just. What it is recommended to do. Youth truly,
. ' . .. ,;N , " J. E. Mortimer. '
i " Niles, March 14, 1894. I have had six years' experience spraying, and used
various washes to quite an extent. . For the last two seasotis 1 have used Acma
Insecticide, and find it the best wash, and that it gives the best results of any
I ever used. , It is a very pleasant wash to use, and easily prepared.
. -.!':. ;-t:-- '. . - i , -;,;':-":-. ' ri '"'. -: -. '.- ; ' . ; ':;'' JoK TYSOK. v ' "
LAND FOR SALE.
' Twelve acres, 6 miles southwest of town; two
acres . cleared, balance scattering oak and
brush, not hard to clear. Price $300.
au25 . . JOHN KELLEY.
LEGAL BLANKS. ,
The Glacier office has received ft good as
sortment of Legal Blanks Deeds, Mortgages,
Leases, etc. and will hereafter have the same
for sale. '.,' ' " '" ' ' ..'.'.'."'
It is very essential that those who have fruit
to ship advise us of the kind and quantity
they will have to ship as tar ahead as possi
ble. 'The market areuot hunting the fruit,
but the fruit must hunt the market this fall.
Fine fruit can be sold at a profitable figure
if properly handled. Poor fruit must he kept
at home, or somebody will lose money.
Come and see us at our office near the depot.
We will not ship your fruit if we can't make
you some money. ! ' - ' ''
Kegular office hours, Wednesday and Sat
.:"' ' ' It. F. DAVIDSON. .
Secretary Hood Biver Fruit Growers'Union.
NOTICE OF PETITION
To Whom It May Concern: '. . . ,
Notice is hereby given that a petition to in
corporate the town of Hood River will be pre
sented to the Hon. Commissioners' Court at
Its September term, 1894. Said corporation to
be bounded as follows: .. v ; i
All that tract of land in sections 25 and 26,
&5 and 80, township 8 north, range 10 east, W.
M., bounded on the north by the O. R. N.
company's railroad, on the west by the west
line of the N. Coe donation land claim, ex
tended to a stream known as Indian creek, on
the south by Indian creek, and on the east by
the east bank of Hood river. ' ' 1 '
Hood River, Oregon, Aug. 20, 1891. -'
A very fine Fish Rod, somewhere between
Hans Lage's pasture and Wlnans. The Under
will be liberally rewarded by sending same
to Winans, or to my address In The Dalles,
Oregon. C. E. BAYARD.
; FOR SALE.
Two choice lots, with good residence, in the
town of Hood. River, will be sold at a bargain.
Inquire at the Glacier office. sol
1 i MT L w -" - '
Stockholders of the Hood River Fruit Grow
ers' ITnion.take notice: An assessmentof 10 per ,
cent (or 50 cts a share) on the capital stock of
the corporation has been levied by the Board
of Directors and is now due. , Leave the
amount and get your receipt at the stor of
A. S. Blowers Co.
- .,, ,,, H. F. DAVIDSON, Secretary. .
Eighty acres, five miles from town;
40 acres in cultivation; 600 trees, prin
cipally apple, in full bearing. Alt '
fenced. Good house and barn. Threw
shares of water in Hood River Supply
Co. go with the place. Good well and
spring. Harvey Ckappeb.
THE SAINTS' REST,
H, at H
CYRUS NOBLE WHISKY
' ' a specialty. ' '
'Notice is hereby given that by order of the
county court of Wasco county. Oregon, made
and fntcred on the 28th day of August, 1894,
on and after
Monday, the first day of October, 1894;
I will offer at private sale, at the store of A. S.
Blowers fe Co., in the town of Hood River,
state of Oregon, the following described prop
erty owned by the estate of Elmer E. Griffin,
insane, to wit: The north half of the north
west quarter and the north half of the north
east quarter of section twenty four, in town
ship one north of range nine east of the Wll- .
lamette Meridian, containing one hundred
and sixty acres.
: I will sell said premises to the person mak
ing the best ofl'er, for cash.
' Dated August 28, 1894.
Administrator of the Estate of Elmer E.
Griffin, insane. ,